Why Do You Quote the Bible So Much in Your Books?
October 8, 2010
In this one-minute clip, Randy Alcorn talks about how God has promised that His word will not return to Him empty.
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While on a recent family vacation I pulled out an advance DVD of the first episodes of Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible” (whatsinthebible.com). I asked my five-year-old grandson Matthew Franklin if he wanted to watch something by the guy who created VeggieTales.
The Bible: More Than Stories
I am often hearing people say these days that God has revealed himself to us in stories, and that story, not doctrine, is the framework in which we should see our faith.
ESV Study Bible
Some people really enjoy study Bibles. I've thought they were okay, but have never gotten into them. Some time before it was published last October, I was asked to look over the ESV Study Bible, Hardcover, with the possibility of endorsing it.
How Do I Know Which Translation(s) of the Bible Would Be Good to Use, Especially for a “Word for Word” Study?
And among those that translate word for word, the ESV is more literary and readable; the NASB is not quite as good English, but still accurate as a word for word translation. A person reading a passage looking for key terms that repeat, then a NASB would be better. If you are trying to understand the passage as a whole, then the ESV is better.
Scriptures for Facing an Uncertain Future
People of the world don’t need our reassurance that America is unshakable, that democracy will prevail, that our economy will recover, that death and suffering will not touch them, or that America or any country is a safe place to live.
Scriptures on Persecution and Martyrdom
Various scripture on persecution and martyrdom compiled by Randy Alcorn, in conjunction with the novel Safely Home.
Scriptures to Consider in Preparing for the Future
Scripture to consider in preparing for the future, compiled by Randy Alcorn.
Scriptures on Whether True Christians Can Lose Their Salvation (Cited by Arminians and Calvinists)
After looking at each passage, indicate Yes, No or Unsure. (If you’re in a group, poll everyone, and indicate the majority answer.) You may wish to jot down a key phrase from the passage to remind you what it says. Have people mark their Bibles and be ready to read each verse in the subsequent discussion with larger group.